Tag Archives: Bossier Parish

FELICIA R MATHIS: 2014 ANCESTORS SPRING CHALLENGE

To Find Where Ancestors Migrated From GA to LA…….. Challenge: To find where my Ancestors Ben Robertson/Robinson & Mandy Bryan(t) were born in GA. Ben was born abt 1844 and Mandy was born abt 1850 Others: Possible Slaveowners Surnames are Hodges and Bryan Years: 1840 to 1865 Tribe(s): Georgia & Louisiana/Bossier & Webster Parish Questions: Where was Ben and Mandy born in GA What is the connection between Ben & Mandy to the Hodges Was there a Bryan connection set […]

WORDY WEDNESDAY: FROM GEORGIA TO LOUISIANA HODGES, BRYAN, ROBERS, & OTHERS!

I have researched my Maternal and Paternal lines of my Ancestry back to 1870. Sometime we as African American Researchers can get stuck at this point because prior to 1870 our Ancestors was considered property. I refused to be stuck and pressed on in pursuit of a Slaveowner for my Nola Ancestors. I previously did a post asking was the “Hodges” my Ancestor’s Slaveowner. I assumed this to be so because I was going on the theory that they were […]

STILL WONDERING, WAS MY ANCESTOR A WITCH?

This is a repost from last year. I will continue to post every year until I have the answer to my question! I have been researching my ROBERTSON line for some time now, and when I read this story I thought “This could be one of my ancestors.” I found the story interesting and I hope you do too!! On October 1, 1871, Nancy ROBERTSON a freed slave, was found dead at her home in South Bossier Point. Mysteriously, the […]

SURNAMES

I have been Researching my Louisiana Line for over a year now and have never posted the Surnames and the information that I have about each one. So here goes: Robertson: Ben Robertson born in GA about 1844. Married Mandy Bryan(t) around 1865 and had 11 children: Charity?, Henry, Georgia, Jennie?, Minerva, Thomas, Cornelius, Emma, Mary, Babe, Amanda, Martha, and Annie(Charity and Jennie are not for sure known children of Ben and Mandy, but show up on the census in the […]

WORLDLESS WEDNESDAY: SUSANA KENNEDY LEE AND FERDINAND LEE

When Bossier Parish split in 1871 and became Cotton Valley, LA this couple were some of the first settlers of that area. Acorrding to to records, the couple came from Alabama and when the left the area they sold there land to Edmund W Hodges for $15,000.00. (source:  The USGenWeb Project-Louisiana Archives Index of Webster Parish)

MADNESS MONDAY: A CITY OF VOLUNTEERS!

As I sit here this evening in my room, in my home and as healthy as I think I am. I wnat to thank the volunteers that gave there time and money for the Free Clinic that was held this weekend in New Orleans, LA. Over a thousand volunteers, doctors, and nurses gave up their Saturday to help those in need of Healthcare. Without their efforts a women who came in with numbness, high blood pressure and a headache might […]

MADNESS MONDAY: MY HUNCH-WHO OWNED WHO?

During research of African American Ancestors, sometimes we come up against all kinds of brick walls, because our ancestors were property and were not enumerated until 1870. One of my easiest lines to research after 1870 was the ROBERTSONS. Only because the family literally stayed in the same area in Webster Parish, LA. I was able to find to all the sisters, sisters children, sisters children-children, etc…(still no info on Henry or Thomas), but the other ROBERTSON boy Corneilus, stayed […]

WAS MY ANCESTOR A WITCH?

I have been researching my ROBERTSON line for some time now, and when I read this story I thought “This could be one of my ancestors.” I found the story interesting and I hope you do too!! On October 1, 1871, Nancy ROBERTSON a freed slave, was found dead at her home in South Bossier Point. Mysteriously, the house was locked from the inside. Neighbors could see her lying dead on the bed through a window and called for the […]

BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA 1843-1871

I have been researching my Louisiana line for sometime now, although my ancestors were born in GA, they migrated to LA for some reason. My next thought was to study the area. My ancestors by 1880 was living in Webster Parish, but in 1871 there were a split from Bossier Parish, but my ancestors when on arrival to LA were at some point living in Bossier Parish. Here is what I found out about the Parish: Bossier Parish was formed […]

COULD EDMUND WILLIAM HODGES HAVE BEEN MY ANCESTORS SLAVEOWNER?

As everyone know I have been on the track of finding out who owned my ancestors Ben and Mandy ROBERTSON. I believe I have found him:  E W HODGES may have been the owner. E W HODGES was born abt 1809 in Randolf, GA Twiggs County and died around 1867 in Webster Parish, LA. According to slave schedule of 1850 and 1860 LA the HODGES dominated the area of Bossier Parish, LA as slave owners. In 1860 E W owned 4 male slaves […]

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